Spring is in the air at Tokyo Kaikan, a magnificent building that faces the Imperial Palace of Japan, where they are set to serve a selection of cherry blossom and spring themed foods and drinks from sweets and healthy greens to vibrant cocktails.
Seasonal ingredients taste like spring on the palate
Several restaurants in Tokyo Kaikan are preparing seasonal ingredients that taste most delicious in springtime. From rape blossoms to edible fuki flower buds, bamboo shoots to green peas―head to the luxurious Japanese cuisine restaurant Yachiyo, the teppanyaki house Kai, or the grill restaurant Rossini.
Looking for fancy desserts? Look nowhere else but the French cuisine extraordinaires Restaurant Prunier where they will be serving a cherry blossom blancmange. One bite blooms the full flavour of cherry blossoms in your mouth. Relax and indulge in ambrosia while feeling the call of spring.
A bright and beautiful spring sprung from tantalising cherry blossom and matcha sweets
The grand and spacious Rossini Terrace is preparing a special afternoon tea set that expresses that warm and tingly feeling you get upon arrival of spring.
A total of 11 appetising delights adorn the set, including exquisite sweets that cannot be ordered for takeout, a fine jelly made with foie gras, and plenty more. The “Sake & Cherry Blossom Martini” is made with refreshing Hakkaisan Sake.
Over at the Sweets & Gift pastry shop, you can look forward to tucking into the ultimate gourmet matcha flavoured “Hyoutan Profiteroles.” Only 20 will be served per day, adding to their exclusive luxuriousness. If you fancy something a little different, try the “Chestnut Shantery Sakura,” a cherry blossom coloured dessert. Both of these options make for gorgeous gifts or as additions to home parties.
<Cherry Blossom Sweets> Running: March 1, 2019 – April 10, 2019
Chestnut Shantery Sakura (Photo: Left) – ¥908
This classic sweet has an appealing texture of velvety chestnut paste and fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth fresh cream. Laced with cherry blossom flavoured cream, it not only tastes delicious, its pink colour also looks cute.
Cherry Blossom Roll Cake (Photo: Right): ¥1,500
The light pink sponge is made with white egg yolks. Its fluffy insides are filled with yoghurt cream and generous servings of blackcurrant cream mixed with a cherry blossom flavoured puree. It’s finished with toppings of cherry blossom marshmallows.
<Matcha Sweets> Running: April 11, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Chestnut Shantery Matcha (Photo: Right) – ¥908
The chestnut paste is strained to make it satisfyingly smooth. It also contains large-grained adzuki beans which give a sweet kick to the bitterness of the matcha.
Matcha Roll Cake (Photo: Left): ¥2,200
The sponge of this roll cake is made with matcha farmed in Hoshino, a village located in the city of Yame, Fukuoka. Inside sits fresh cream packed with black Japanese soy beans.
Japanese Tea Pound Cake (Photo: Center) – ¥1,800
This pound cake contains a bountiful serving of Japanese tea also from Hoshino in Fukuoka and black Japanese soy beans.
Matcha Hyoutan Profiteroles – ¥888 (Serving: March 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019) *20 served per day
Topped with chocolate spread out like a fan, these spring-only matcha flavoured profiteroles are filled with a rich custard cream made from matcha in Hoshino, Fukuoka.
Enjoy the full flavours of spring this year with a line-up of opulent sweets at Tokyo Kaikan.
Address: 3-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Main Facilities: 8 shops and restaurants
Banquet Rooms: 13
Official Homepage: https://www.kaikan.co.jp/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tokyokaikan/
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokyokaikan
[Those arriving via the JR Lines]
3-minutes on foot from Exit 6 of Tokyo Station via the Keiyo Line*
5-minutes on foot from the Tokyo International Forum Exit of Yurakucho Station
10-minutes on foot from the Marunouchi South Exit of Tokyo Station
*You can access the building via the underground concourse which connects directly to it.
[Those arriving via the Chikatetsu subway]
Nijūbashimae Station via Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Yurakucho Station via Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
Hibiya Station via Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Hibiya Station via Toei Mita Line
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